U.S. Army Maj. Travis Taggart, a 2010 Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus who earned a degree in political science from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, was selected as the Hokie Hero for Thursday’s football game against North Carolina State.

The Hokie Hero program honors corps alumni who are deployed. Recipients are highlighted by Bill Roth and Mike Burnop during their radio broadcast of Hokie football games, on the Corps of Cadets website, and in the Corps Review alumni magazine.

Taggart is currently deployed to Europe with the 501st Aviation Regiment in the General Support Aviation Battalion. As a medevac commander, he is responsible for over 100 personnel and 15 HH-60M medevac helicopters that provide lifesaving evacuation and care to forces in Europe.

While in the Corps of Cadets, Taggart served as the 3rd Battalion commander.